Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story

On a recent trip we were able to finally spend a few days down in Pagosa Springs, CO.  It is a beautiful area we drove through a couple of times, but never had the chance to stay or explore the area. While we were there we took an afternoon to spend some time at the Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa.  It was absolutely wonderful, up until the very end. I will explain in a few, but let me share our amazing visit up to that point. Continue reading “Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story”

Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

avalonLiving in southern for most of my life, I have spent a few weekends in Catalina. It’s only a short hour boat ride from Long Beach, but it seems like a world away. I love that it is so small and everyone gets around on golf carts. It definitely seems like a less stressful life than living in other parts of southern CA.  Either way, it is a great place to relax and enjoy some free time.  Here are my top 7 suggestions to see and do while visiting Avalon (besides playing in the water of course). Let me know what you think  🙂 Continue reading “Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island”

The Elegant and Historic Brown Palace, Denver

BP OutsideWe have now lived in Colorado for over 8 years and had never been to the Brown Palace. We have heard a lot of things about this historic downtown Denver hotel, but up until a few weeks ago we had not taken the time to go in and check it out. The first thing that I have to say was that it was bigger and smaller all at the same time, if that is possible. I guess because it is tall and skinny, it makes it look bigger . I loved how stylish it is, and how inviting all the staff made me feel while I was there. I talked to a desk clerk as well as the concierge. They were very helpful and even gave me a self-guided tour book of the hotel. They do have guided tours, which I will get into later, but I ended up just doing the self-guided tour the day I was there. Continue reading “The Elegant and Historic Brown Palace, Denver”